Characteristics of a Worth Buying Conference Table

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Business conferences and meetings are usually held in a conference room furnished with sturdy conference table, functional AV system and comfortable chairs. If you recently find yourself wondering about what table is perfect for your conference room, here are characteristics of a meeting table worth spending.

Size

You simply cannot stock a thing inside a space smaller than its size. Others may find a table with 1m x 3m dimensions best for them, but to you, it might be a little big. The key to finding the correct size is to actually determine how big your conference room is. If possible, take notes of the roomís measurements before heading to an office furniture shop. When deciding on the size, consider the space allowances you need to accommodate the chairs in the same room as well as some extra spaces for careless movements of the guests/clients/employees in the meeting.

Shape

Rounded corner tables are usually common in meeting rooms. But if you prefer tables with edges, you may add that shape distinction on your checklist. Depending on the setup and accessibility you want to achieve in your conference room, you may also consider tables with custom shapes, like L, V and U-shaped tables, which are purposely made to allow space in the middle where you can conveniently put the A/V system or walk to get closer to each attendee while you are having your presentation.


Materials

A table constructed using processed wood tends to offer an organic yet presentable vista in a conference room. Though there are other materials in which a conference table may be made of, like plastic, laminate, glass and steel. There are also those tables designed combining these aforementioned materials. Personally, I like the combination of glass and wood. The ideal table material for you depends on your preference and the actual look-and-feel of the room you are going to furnish.

Seating Capacity

In regard to the seating, the maximum number of attendees you expect in your conference room, plus a couple of extras, is your ideal seating capacity. Like, if your room is limited to only 8 attendees every time, you can have a 10-seater table. The extra two seats may be used for occasional guests. When deciding for the seating, however, you need to consider the size of your chairs. A 10-seater table may only be able accommodate less than the expected amount when it is combined with bulky executive chairs. Conversely, the amount could increase with thin clerical chairs.


Durability

As much as possible, we want our office furniture to last for many years. This allows us to save money as we donít need to replace them too often. And while we are talking about it, your ideal conference table should stand the test of time. You should be able to use them in different purposes. Based on my experience, tables made of quality wood, even those that feature glass topped, offer enduring characteristic make office furniture investment worthwhile.

Style

There are certain table styles that donít go well with distinct room setup and furnishings. You could be looking at a very stunning piece but to actually have it in your conference room may tell a different story. Your imagination and eye on every detail of your conference room are very useful in this case. The only thing to avoid is to purchase a beautiful and sturdy table only to realize it did not match the decoration of the meeting room you currently have. If testing is allowed by the office furniture dealer, request for a showcase in your room to see how it fits by size, color and shape.

Price

We all want affordable solutions to our business office needs. Unfortunately, discounts donít come as often as we need them, and we are usually trapped with expensive options. Be that as it may, what we need to ensure then is that if we are buying a product at the right price. Some conference tables are basically overpriced. And when I say overpriced, those are the tables that will not likely stand the test of time yet are priced like the sturdy ones. One way to skip those money burner solutions is to adhere to well-known and quality office furniture brands/makers.

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